What is the best way to deal with a flight delay?
Nov 6, 2018
Why travellers prefer Blue Cross
Nov 6, 2018
You’re totally pumped up for your getaway (or your return home), then it happens – you’re at the gate when the dreaded announcement is made. Flight delays happen, but why not turn lemons into lemonade? Many airports around the world are practically malls where you can shop until you fly, but some offer some additional amenities and perks. Here are some ways to make the most of your ‘extra’ time in the airport.
And if the airport you’re stuck in doesn’t have an extra special attraction, you can always rack up some steps by strolling through the airport or playing a game of I-spy with your kids.
If you would rather not face a delay, experts say you can minimize your chances by booking early morning flights which are less likely to face major delays. Those tend to accumulate as the day goes on.
Always remember to check your flight status before heading to the airport – that way if a delay has already been posted, you can spend a few extra hours in the comfort of your home or hotel room.
Now there’s another way you can deal with a flight delay in a relaxing way. With Blue Cross® travel insurance, you automatically get the benefit of our new Flight Delay ServiceTM. This service gives you access to an airport lounge if you’re delayed for more than 3 hours. If you’re delayed for more than 6, you get a hotel room (even if your delay is during the day) so you can relax, take a nap, or even shower.